Monday, July 17, 2017

4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 Winners Announced!

We are pleased to announced the winners of our 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017 (NAO2017) which was held during January-July in Nepal.

The winners of NAO2017 are:
  • Bijaya Chandra Luitel, Chelsea International Academy, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
  • Tarun timalsina, Gandaki Boarding School, Pokhara, Kaski
  • Bivek Lal Karn, Dhanusha science campus, Janakpur, Dhanusha
  • Binaya Raj Paudyal, Capital College and Research Center - CCRC, Koteshwor, Kathmandu
  • Anubhav Sharma, Rato Bangala School, Patandhoka, Lalitpur

Upon hearing the selection, the winners expressed their feeling with us as:

Bijaya Chanra Luitel, First winner/Absolute Winner
"Taking part in NAO2017 was a fantastic experience! It was wonderful to meet new faces after the incredible experience of last year. It felt incredible to come in the top 5 again and I can safely say I have gained many more valuable experiences over the course of this Olympiad session."

Tarun Timalsina, Second Winner
Thanks to the olympiad, my interest in astronomy and astrophysics has today developed into some level of expertise. If not for the olympiad, students like me who are passionate about astronomy would not have had this level of exposure. I'm really grateful that I was a part of the olympiad.

Bivek Lal Karn, Third Winner
I am very very happy to know that I'm selected in top five winners in NAO2017. First of all I thank my parents then my teachers , friends and all those who supported me to make this happen! NAO2017 gave an unforgettable experience and lots of things to learn. Thanks to NASO for creating such a beautiful platform for astronomy enthusiast.

Binaya Raj Paudyal, Fourth Winner
I am delighted being top five in prestigious and competitive, Annual Astronomy competition: 4th National Astronomy Olympiad 2017. Standing as top five students among well-deserving and equally-talented participating friends is a blissful experience.

Anubhav Sharma, Fifth Winner
Being a national winner was one of the happiest moments of my life and it has inspired me to explore more about the mysterious universe. Also, I feel a sense of responsibility that I should use my knowledge to contribute to society in any ways possible.

Congratulations to all five students for their great success! We look forward to your active participation in upcoming astronomy olympiads as possible.

The final ranks of students at closed camp is as listed below:

Winners and the participants of the closed camp will be awarded certificates and medals during a special function in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Looking forward to take part in our 5th National Astronomy Olympiad 2018? 
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Project Terranaut is Live for Nepal now!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) in association with Terraztra Space Exploration is pleased to announce Project Terranaut, a global outreach initiative providing an opportunity to 14 people to train like a Yuri Gagarin in Russia and one of the best performer to go to Edge of the Space for free, in Nepal! The pre-registration is now available at and will remain open till July 31, 2017 and free to all Nepalese.  

We signed an MoU with Terraztra Space Exploration to select top three scorers from Nepal to be trained like a cosmonaut in Russia during FIFA World Cup 2018. The training program will be of 10-25 days. Details will be available after the final selection.

How to participate in the program?
·         Pre-register at by july 31, 2017
·         Download Mobile App that wil be released on October 4, 2017 and participate in the different contest available!
·         Top three scorers will be selected to participate in the astronaut training in Russia during FIFA World Cup 2018

Who are eligible?
·         Anyone who are between 18-65 years of age
·         Must be a Nepali citizen

Among the fourteen selected participants, one will be choosen to fly to the 'Edge of Space'.